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Cardiff Bay Walking Tour
Cardiff Bay was once one of the world's most significant ports, at the centre of the international coal trade by the early, turning the small town of Cardiff into the capital of Wales.
Its former prominence as a major docklands has resulted in a rich history of industry, immigration & diversity.
Today, it is Europe's largest waterfront development project, and Cardiff's centre of culture, entertainment and politics, yet still contains many references to its grittier and sometimes glorious past as Tiger Bay.
On this 2 hour historical and cultural Cardiff Bay walking tour, we'll delve deeper into Cardiff's political and industrial history, and discover stories and iconic structures old and new, including...
The Coal Exchange
Wales Millenium Centre
Captain Robert Falcon Scott
It is possible to do the Cardiff City and Cardiff Bay tours on the same day. The Cardiff tour finishes outside Cardiff Castle by 1:15pm, and on average it takes about 30 minutes to get to Cardiff Bay. This should leave enough time to have something to eat before arriving in Cardiff Bay for 2:30pm.
Bookings for this tour, and for all tours, are now advised, as space may be limited on arrival.
For information about Covid-19 and social distancing measures, please visit out FAQs.
Cardiff Bay Walking Tour
Cardiff Bay tours start from outside the
Wales Millenium Centre on Bute Place, in Cardiff Bay, under the letters (in the image below),
and opposite the water tower.
The next Cardiff Bay free walking tour will take place on Easter Sunday, 9 April, at 2:30pm. Regular Cardiff Bay Tours will return regularly, as usual, in summertime.
Alternatively, private Bay tours are available all year round however, so in order to organise a personal or bespoke tour of Cardiff Bay, please feel free to get in touch.
Directions to Cardiff Bay from Cardiff City Centre
Cardiff Bay is a straight line south of the city centre, roughly a 30 minute walk from The Hayes, via Bute St. or Lloyd George Ave.
Take a train for 12 minutes from Cardiff Central Station to Cardiff Bay Station, which costs £3.50 one way.
Take the numbers 6, X8 or 132 bus from outside Wyndham Arcade on St. Mary St., for £2.00 one way and the journey takes 15 minutes.
For a more picturesque and unique experience, take a boat trip along the Taff River from inside the gates of Bute Park, every 30 minutes for £6 one way with Aqua Bus or Cardiff Boat.
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